Patricia Volk was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has been creating distinctive ceramic sculpture for over twenty years from her studio in Wiltshire. She studied three dimensional design at Middlesex University and ceramics at Bath Spa University.
"I believe the juxtapositions of pure shape and colour create wonderful contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness. Their tentative proximities, frictions and “rubbing against each other” reflect, for me, the relationships between human beings. The awkward but beautiful partnership between the strong and the weak, the delicate and the robust—creating sometimes a balanced structure, and at other times one that seems as if it might topple, but keeps standing. Just as relationships between people, in life."